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Tag: Voter Id Law

Kansas Voter Registration Discrepancy May Have Disenfranchised Spanish-Speaking Voters

Why are there multiple differences between the English-language and Spanish-language version of the state’s voting guide?

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE


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This Voter’s Story Will Make You Angry at Texas

Eric Kennie, 45, has never left his hometown of Austin, Texas, and he was raised to do “the right thing” and vote. But Texas won’t let him. Spoiler alert: He’s black.

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 READ MORE

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Pennsylvania ID Law Places Undue Burden on Voters, Judge Rules in Striking It Down

Pennsylvania’s law requiring voters to show identification is unconstitutional, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled Friday. Civil rights groups applauded the decision, but the implications for similar laws in other parts of the country may be limited. 

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE

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Republicans Winning the War of Disenfranchisement

In the months after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act under the argument that it is no longer necessary, regressive voting laws are taking root that threaten to snap the country back to the 1950s, disenfranchising minorities and women.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 READ MORE

GOP Senator’s Obamacare Threat, Weiner’s Alleged New Sex Chats, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Stephen Colbert skewers McDonald’s over its unrealistic employee budget tool and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stirs things up with House Speaker John Boehner.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 READ MORE

Brown vs. Warren, Koch Brothers vs. Justices, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how Paul Ryan’s 30 percent compares with Mitt Romney’s 47 percent and a Pennsylvania judge decides the fate of the state’s voter ID law for the 2012 election.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 READ MORE

Four Reasons Why Romney Still Might Win

For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it. Rumors of Romney’s demise are premature for at least four reasons:

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE

GOP Lawmaker: ‘Lazy’ People Should Not Vote

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the sponsor of a strict voter ID law in Pennsylvania that will disproportionately disenfranchise poor and minority voters, is now saying the law will affect only the “lazy”—like the 47 percent of voters Mitt Romney was referring to in a recently leaked undercover video.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Why Romney and Ryan Are Going Down

Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren’t even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryan ticket is falling further and further behind.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 READ MORE

Is John Roberts Coming for Your Vote?

Racial nostalgists working to restore white political power through voter suppression may have an ally in the Supreme Court.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 READ MORE

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Texas Voter ID Law Rejected

A federal court ruled Thursday against a Texas voter ID law pushed by Republicans that would have disproportionately affected minority and low-income voters.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 READ MORE

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GOP Author of Voter ID Law Admits to Racist Email

South Carolina state. Rep. Alan Clemmons, the lawmaker who wrote a voter ID law that the Justice Department considers discriminatory, isn’t helping his side’s case by his positive response to a racist email.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 READ MORE

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The GOP’s Hidden Campaign Against Obama

If the election is tight, two Republican tactics—one well known and the other just emerging from the political sewer—could be enough to defeat President Barack Obama.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 READ MORE

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Study Finds In-Person Voter Fraud Is Rare (Video)

An analysis of more than 2,000 alleged voter fraud cases over the last decade shows that the occurrence of such fraud is infinitesimal and that in-person voter impersonation is virtually nonexistent. But 37 state legislatures have enacted or are considering tough voter ID laws in the run-up to the 2012 election. Why?

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 READ MORE

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